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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • This inspiring, exquisitely observed memoir finds hope and beauty in the face of insurmountable odds as an idealistic young neurosurgeon attempts to answer the question What makes a life worth living? NAMED ONE OF PASTE’S BEST MEMOIRS OF THE D

Author Paul Kalanithi

Pages 256

Publisher Random House Publishing Group

Published Date 2016-01-12

ISBN 0812988418 9780812988413

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rebecca_mannila shared a tip "Incredibly beautiful book! I’d recommend this to anyone looking for something easy to read and heartfelt!"

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ursula_rosien shared a tip "A beautiful book about love and death."

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allison_f shared a tip "I listened to this audiobook and it would have my laughing and then sobbing. Would recommend."

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john__carey_charyk shared a tip "It’s a topic seldom discussed and so important for all of us to connect around."

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jayne_tarry shared a tip "Heartbreaking but a great read."

sharon_weaver shared a tip "Lovely raw memoir about the true meaning in life"

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softestrosie shared a tip "Such a good book if you are going into the medical field or in the medical field."

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pierre.mourad shared a tip "Breathtakingly sad and uplifting at the same time. Wonderful prose as well."

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brittney_dohr shared a tip "So so sad, but so so amazing and thought provoking."

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cadence_gerred shared a tip "10/10 loved this book, easy to read and hard to put down."

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traci_3205 shared a tip "Uh, not a good ending person haha. Very moving."

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stephanie_alcinoe_paola shared a tip "Beautifully written and humbled by the acceptance."

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samuel_salameh shared a tip "Fantastic book! ALL TIME favorite memoir. #paulkalanathi"

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mallikarjuna_sujith shared a tip "Being mortal is the closest to this. Read it a few months ago. Any suggestions for me?"

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